CUNY Graduate Center, New York New York

Ph.D. program in Theatre, Level II                                                                          begun Sept 2013

 Areas of Interest: new dramaturgy, theatre of the real, theatre and democracy, social justice and human rights, 20th & 21st century U.S. theatre, Latin American theatre, Russian theatre

Fields: Theatre of the Real in Latin America 1980-present; Theatre and the Idea of Community; History of Emotions

MFA in Acting, New York University / TSOA                                                                     

Coursework: Acting, Scene Study, Devising, Collaboration in Theatre, Shakespeare, Clown, Acting for Film & Television, Audition.

BA History & Theatre Studies, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

B.A. in History and Theater Studies (double major)

Senior Essay, Theater Studies: In Search of the Russian Soul: Yelena Andreevna in Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya

Senior Essay, History: In No Sense a Vision: Re-evaluating Affective Piety, Gender, and the Maternal Figuration of Christ in Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love

 Semester Abroad, Moscow Art Theatre School, Moscow, Russia

Coursework: Russian Theatre History, Costume History, Movement, Acting, Ballet, Voice, Russian Language



Social Science Research Council, Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, 2016

New Scholars Award, IFTR 2016

Doctoral Student Research Grant Award, CUNY Graduate Center, 2015

IFTR Bursary, 2015

“High Pass” on First Exam, 2015

Selection for Theatre History Focus Group Debut Panel, ATHE, 2015

Finalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, 2015

Graduate Center Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center, 2013-2018

Jewish Women’s Foundation Scholarship, NYU

Mel Silverman Scholarship, NYU

Distinction in Theatre Studies, Distinction in History, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Yale University



Conference Papers:

“The Public as Umpire: Performance and the Public Sphere in the Early American Republic.” Paper presented at Theatre History Focus Group Debut Panel at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education annual conference, Montreal, Canada, 2015.

“Reimagining the Open Scene: Ambiguity and Feminist Pedagogy.” Presentation at Fantasy Feminisms Roundtable at ATHE, Montreal, Canada, August 2015.

“Refusals to Reconcile: The Resistant Playwriting of Guillermo Calderón” Paper presented at the International Federation for Theatre Research annual conference, Hyderabad, India, July 2015.

“‘A Story that Wasn’t Being Told:’ The Representation and Reception of Trauma in Lynn Nottage’s Ruined” Paper presented at the IFTR annual conference, Warwick, England, July-Aug 2014.

“In No Sense A Vision: Reevaluating Affective Piety, Gender, and the Maternal Figuration of Christ in Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love.” Paper presented at the International Congress of Medieval Studies annual conference, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2005.


“In No Sense a Vision: Reevaluating Affective Piety, Gender, and the Maternal Figuration of Christ in Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine LoveMagistra: Women’s Spirituality in History, 11, no. 2 (Winter 2005)


 Brooklyn College, New York, New York

History of Western Theatre 1660-present                                                               Spring 2016

Acting Workshop                                                                                                                             Fall 2015

Intro to Acting                                                                                                              Fall/Spring 2014-15

City College, New York, NY

Playwriting                                                                                                          Spring 2016

Make the Road New York, Queens, New York                                                             2009-2011

Taught ESL & Civics

De Facto Education, New York, New York                                                                2012-Present

Head Tutor, Writing and Spanish Tutor (high school)

Hangar Theatre, Ithaca, New York                                                                    June-August 2006

Scene Study and Theater Games Teacher (middle and high school)



First Vice President, Doctoral Theatre Students Association, CUNY, New York   2015-2016

Serves on program executive committee, editor of DTSA publication The Green Room,     coordinates program theatre outings.


Booth Award Committee, CUNY Doctoral Program in Theatre, New York               2013-2015

Committee to coordinate an event at the Segal Center honoring the artistic work of the     María Irene Fornes (2015) and Elevator Repair Service (2014). Main duties involve   securing funding and   curating outside performance groups participating in the event.


Make the Road New York, Non profit, Queens, New York                                        2007-2012

U.S. Citizenship Teacher and Advocate

            Led adult education classes in civics and ESL; devised curriculum; prepared reports and

maintained paperwork for grant applications; counseled applicants throughout the naturalization process; advocated for applicants with USCIS.




Spanish, proficient in reading, writing, speaking, some translation; passed departmental language exam

Russian, reading, writing, and speaking

Italian, basic reading, writing

French, reading; passed departmental language exam




Actors’ Equity Association, 2007-Present

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, 2009- 2012

SAG-AFTRA, 2012-Present